|MUG's monthly quiz. Answers will be posted after 3pm on the website.
Q: What bar used to have the slogan "Good Ale, Raw Onions, No Ladies"?
Q: What was the first location (1929) of the Museum of Modern Art? a) The Crown Building b) The Chanin Building c) The Flatiron Building
A: The Crown Building (technicality: it was formerly known as The Heckscher Building)
Q: His student thesis film was the first-ever chosen by the New Directors/New Films series. It was called "Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads". Name the director.
A: Spike Lee
Q: What did the P.T. in P.T. Barnum stand for? a) Parson Trumbull b) Parkhurst Tolliver c) Purvis Torrington d) Phineas Taylor e) Padraic Tyrone
A: Phineas Taylor
Q: Where would you find the Worgelt Study? (Hint: think museum)
A: In the Brooklyn Museum
Q: When Danny Meyer opened his first NY restaurant — Union Square Cafe — who was president of the U.S.?
A: Ronald Reagan
Q: A Tony-award winning actress for Proof, she's now playing a pot-dealing mom on the Showtime series Weeds. Her name?
A: Mary-Louise Parker
Q: He was assassinated in 1990 while giving a speech at a function room in the Marriott East Side Hotel. Who?
A: Rabbi Meyer Kahane
Q: Husband and wife Richard and Nina come to NY from Germany. He opens a deli in 1905 on the UWS for which she makes two versions of a condiment. One of these versions is a big hit and gets a blue ribbon tied on to the jars. The rest is condiment history. What was the enduringly popular condiment brand? (Extra points: we haven't been able to pinpoint the exact location of the deli, though we think it was on Columbus Avenue. Anyone have more info?)
A: Hellman's mayo. (Thanks to readers who tell us that Hellman's Deli was at 490 Columbus [83rd/84th])
Q: What was Times Square called before it was renamed Times Square in 1904?
A: Longacre Square
|Shirley Ghostman Correction
Time Warner is showing new episodes of High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman on Fridays at 9pm (not Saturdays).
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